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swear

Verb

1 utter obscenities or profanities; "The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street" [syn: curse, cuss, blaspheme, imprecate]
2 to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true; "Before God I swear I am innocent" [syn: affirm, verify, assert, avow, aver, swan]
3 promise solemnly; take an oath
4 make a deposition; declare under oath [syn: depose, depone]
5 have confidence or faith in; "We can trust in God"; "Rely on your friends"; "bank on your good education"; "I swear by my grandmother's recipes" [syn: trust, rely, bank] [ant: distrust, distrust] [also: sworn, swore]sworn adj
1 bound by or as if by an oath; "according to an early tradition became his sworn brother"; "sworn enemies" [syn: pledged]
2 bound by or stated on oath; "now my sworn friend and then mine enemy"- Shakespeare [ant: unsworn]sworn See swear

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English

Pronunciation

Adjective

sworn
  1. Given under oath.
    His sworn statement convinced the judge.

Translations

Given under oath
  • Spanish: jurado, jurada

Verb

sworn
  1. past participle of swear

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